Ms. Iavana Burgos

Grade 2 Lead Teacher 

  • PGCE International, University of Nottingham (Nottingham, UK)
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Comparative World Literature, California State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA, USA)


I am the proud daughter of two Philippine natives that was born and raised on the sunny coasts of Southern California. As a child I was always doodling and daydreaming of adventures in far-off places, and my interests in reading science fiction and fantasy novels reflected my desire to travel and meet new people from all over the world. In 2015 after finishing my degree in Comparative World Literature I decided to make those dreams a reality by moving abroad to teach English in Japan, and now, after 3 years in Vietnam, I have never looked back.


I believe that motivation to learn means building an atmosphere that is inclusive, diverse, and welcoming of all learners from different experiences and cultures. I strive to promote this equality in my classroom through personalized, differentiated activities that encourage student autonomy and a desire to expand their knowledge while working towards a goal. Finally, I am a firm believer in improving one’s skills as an educator whether it be through professional development, collaboration, or reflection.


  • To teach every student with love, compassion, and sincere dedication that enables them to feel encouraged to learn and be unafraid to flourish both mentally and emotionally
  • To work alongside fellow FIS educators to ensure that the subjects we teach are up to standard and with every type of learner in mind
  • To uphold the long-term goals of FIS while keeping in mind its structures, polices, and values


  • I have a sizable collection of chopstick rests (hashioki) accumulated over my travels from many different
  • I have two dogs named Maxie and Suki, and a cat named Coco!

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  • ESL Teacher, 2010-2015
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ms. Diana Villavicencio

K1 Lead Teacher 

  • Bachelors of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Arizona, U.S.A
  • TEFL Certification
  • 3rd year as preschool teacher at FIS
  • 5 years of teaching experience in Early Childhood education.

Ms. Olive Jeanne Faba-Cagampan

Preschool Coordinator & Kindergarten Lead Teacher 

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines
  • Professional Teaching Certificate, University of the Philippines Online University

Mr. Adam Squibb

Grade 1 Lead Teacher

  • Degree from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • TEFL certification from International TEFL and TESOL Training
  • 4th year as Grade 1 Lead Teacher at FIS
  • 10 years of teaching experience in Seoul, South Korea

Mr. William Boullin

Lead Teacher Grade 3

  • Geography (BSc) University of Brighton
  • Trinity TESOL (Trinity College, London)
  • 120 hour advanced TEFL course (EF)
  • 10 years of teaching experience

Mr. Frederick Kennedy


  • 2.1 English Language and Literature (BA), Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Cambridge CELTA English teaching certificate
  • Working towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)
  • 2 years of experience in administrative roles related to education

Ms. Merlita Susan C. Isip

Primary School Coordinator & Grade 5 Lead Teacher 

  • M.A. in Educational Psychology, University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC, Phil.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Saint Louis University
  • TEFL / TESOL Teacher Certification, iTTT
  • Professional Teacher, Professional Regulation Commission, Phil.
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